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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

By Mark Sisson

Merry Christmas, everyone, and a happy new year!

My family and I are lucky enough to be celebrating the holiday season in Aspen this year. We’re playing, resting and relaxing before the new year begins. Before I get back outdoors, mimicking Grok in the snow, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support this year. Thank you for reading Mark’s Daily Apple, for participating in the forums, for commenting on my articles and for being active participants in this little experiment meant to change lives for the better. I couldn’t do it without you! Happy Holidays!

And here are a few articles that I think are fitting for this holiday season:

Benefits of Benevolence

Spirituality and Health

The Many Uses of Junk Food

Cooking As a Spectator Sport

Choose Your Booze: A Guide to Healthy Drinking

Dear Mark: Low on Willpower

Will Momentary Compromises Derail Your Efforts?

Social Wellness, Or Why Friendship Should Be a Health Priority

80/20 Principle

80/20 Principle Revisited

The Power of Holiday Tradition

10 Active Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Savoring the Holiday

What Happens to Your Body When… You Carb Binge?

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Greg Carver
8 years 2 months ago

Thanks for all the info you provide Mark and happy holidays! Great time to take a break with some active rest and play! Here’s to a happy, healthy New Year.

8 years 2 months ago

Happy Holidays to Mark, Carrie and family, as well as all at MDA. Thanks for all you do to spread the word. Looking forward to another great year of the Primal lifestyle. Grok On!

Jim Purdy
8 years 2 months ago

Enjoy the holidays. I’m learning a lot here. Thanks.

8 years 2 months ago

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.

Thank you Mark for this fantastic site and all you do to make it what it is. All the best to you and yours…enjoy your play time!

8 years 2 months ago

Happy Holidays to you and the entire MDA family! Thank you for all the invaluable information you provide Mark.

8 years 2 months ago

Where the beer flows like wine, and the women flock like the salmon of Capastrano.

That’s right, a little place called ‘Aspen!’

8 years 2 months ago

And Merry christmas to you too from Valencia, Spain.

Thanks for this site , I always learn something new in each

8 years 2 months ago
Mark, I want to wish you a fantastic 2010, and to THANK YOU for literally changing my life. I started following your eating plan a mere 20 days ago. I wasn’t expecting much, to be honest, and wasn’t shooting for any drastic changes in my diet. I’ve eliminated grains, been keeping carbs under 100, and am keeping starchy veggies and sugars to a minimum. But even with these small changes I have already lost 10 lbs. That’s not the most amazing thing, though. I feel like I’ve finally been freed from my obsession with food. I used to wake up… Read more »